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    I just read an article about c&r states that it's more harmful than good. I catch and release bunch of fish I hate to think that what I do is harmful to the fish. I always been taught don't keep the first fish and if it doesn't make a fillet let it grow

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    Are you referring to this article?

    Anglers May Be Negatively Influencing Evolution of Bass




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    Fishing may be cruel even if you throw your catch back in the water, study finds

    Fishing may be cruel even if you throw your catch back in the water, study finds



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    I tournament bass fish and fully support catch and release of bass for preservation of the sport, and have caught bunches of previously caught fish, when bass fishing I do chemically treat and maintain my live well water which in turn renders the fish non edible for a while due to the catch and release chemicals. Crappie over the minimum length limits, legal to posses for consumption also get special attention from me for catch and release. I catch them fillet them, release the side less carcass to the wild, and then ultimately release the cornmeal covered morsel of meat into hot grease.
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    I would like to see more details on these studies. They are a little vague. Maybe after the studies are complete, they will be published in a pier reviewed journal and the details will be more apparent. In my opinion, catch and release has a time and place but shouldn’t be a hard and fast rule that should always be followed. On the other extreme, it wouldn’t be good if everyone harvested everything they caught every time. As more research is done on species that anglers predominantly catch and release (ex. black bass, trout, striped bass) I think we will learn some pretty interesting things about this practice.


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    Well, I did my fair share of "catch and release" on Lake Conway this morning. Lost count of the ones 10" and under. Now I'm releasing the ones I kept into hot grease. Water temp was 68 deg. Won't be long now!!
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    Fishing may be cruel even if you throw your catch back in the water, study finds
    Did the study actually use the word "cruel" or is that just the authors opinion?

    The article was printed in an English newspaper. Their "anti fishing" groups are worse than ours.
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    We caught lots of short fish at Sardis this summer that had been released one or more times judging from the holes in their mouths. They seemed to be still feeding aggressively to me.
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    I've caught the same bass in the pond behind the house several times. In the last 5 years I've caught the same bass well over 20 times

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    I’m curious, what is y’alls opinion on C&R LMB and C&R crappie? It seems to me that there has been a bigger push among crappie anglers (especially tournament oriented) to preach and practice C&R.


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